Pizza with Brie, Caramelized Onions and Pancetta

When I said I was going to post about this meal, Chris wanted to know if I was going to change the name of our blog to A Couple Eats Pizza. I guess I’ve been a little pizza-focused, but after this one, I’ll give that particular food a hiatus. We made the best pizza last night that I can’t not write about it. Our local grocery chain is called Big Y and they have a great pizza dough that goes for about $1.00 a pound. When you figure the local delivery place is charging almost $20 for a pie, you know that making it at home is the smarter choice. I picked one up, and instead of buying specific toppings, I thought maybe it would be fun to see what we had around the house. It was slim pickin’s but we were determined. We found an onion and some brie, both of which needed to be used asap. Thus, our Brie and Caramelized Onion Pizza. Chris tossed and shaped the dough while I began to caramelize the onion. I cut it into relatively thin slices and sauteed the slices in a cast-iron pan on medium-low heat with olive oil and butter. The trick to this is patience and stirring. In the meantime, Chris brushed the dough with some olive oil and cut up the brie. One more peek into the fridge unearthed some diced pancetta. Chris slid the dough onto our pizza stone. We put on our brie, onions and pancetta toppings and cooked it in a 450-degree oven for about 15 minutes. We both really enjoyed the thickness of the chewy dough, the sweetness of the caramelized onions, the creaminess of the ripe cheese, and the saltiness of the meaty pancetta, and had to pat ourselves on the back with this one.

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